January Newsletter
Looking Ahead to a Great Year!
In This Issue
2012 Recap
Auction Items Needed
New Partner: CTP
Client Story
Spreading Thanks
Precious Gift Sponsors
Quick Links
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Join Our Mailing List
Employee Highlight
Emily Simones
  Emily is the Event and Volunteer Coordinator at A Precious Child and has been with us for three months. She is an incredible asset to our organization and has been a huge help with improving our volunteer program.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact Emily at emily@apreciouschild.org to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer of the Month
Shellea Owens
Shellea has volunteered for A Precious Child since 2009, and has served as the "right hand woman" for our Director of Programs, Courtney Rogers, in implementing our Precious Gift program. Volunteers like Shellea help us to serve as many children as we do every year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Simones, at emily@apreciouschild.org.
An Easy Way to Give

mGive Supports our Precious Gift program and makes donating to A Precious Child as easy as sending a text!


Not only did mGive sponsor our Precious Gift program last month, they also make it easier to support A Precious Child. Just text 4kids to 50555 to donate $10 to help A Precious Child.
 When you text your non-taxable donation, it will appear on your phone bill at the end of the month.
A Special Thank You!
Marrton Dormish and Mike Herzog of Refuge Church helped A Precious Child's Volunteer Community Liaison, Marty Covey, in coat pickup from Coats for Colorado at the Dependable Cleaners Warehouse.
 The group completed three rounds of pickups and helped to provide warmth for chidren and families in need during this Colorado winter.
Get Ready to Bowl!!
Registration is open for our 4th Annual Bowl for A Precious Child event, where it's Police vs. Fire, and anyone can join in the fun!
The event which is taking place at Chipper's Lanes on Sunday, April 21st from 3pm-6pm. Click here to signup to participate at the event and/or to signup as a sponsor for the event.  
Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Golf Tournament
Our 5th Annual Golf for A Precious Child tournament is now accepting sponsors for the event, which will take place at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield on Monday, June 17th at 9am.
Interested in sponsoring the event? Please fill out a sponsorship form and we'll be in touch. We're excited to have community members be a part of such a fun event that will have 200+ attending golfers.  

Happy New Year! We are so thankful for all of the support we received in 2012 and can't wait to see what the New Year brings for A Precious Child. We hope to expand our program outreach and help more disadvantaged Colorado children and families this year than ever before. With your support, we are dedicated to making this the most successful year at A Precious Child yet.
An Exciting Recap of our Impact in 2012
With Your Help, We Served 20,948 Children and Their Families in 2012! 
We help bring normalcy to children facing hardships.
The numbers are in! We are excited to announce that we have served nearly 21,000 children and their families in 2012. This number included more than 5,000 children through our Precious Gift program and more than 4,600 backpacks through our Fill A Backpack program.
We are committed to growing the number served in 2013 and we cannot do it without the partnership of our sponsors, donors and supporters. Interested in getting more involved to help us serve more children in 2013? Please contact our Director of Development and Marketing, Britta Robinson, at Britta@apreciouschild.org.
Calling for 2013 Auction Items!
 Auction Items Help Raise Funds for Kids in Need. Please Consider Donating an Item for Our Live and Silent Auctions 
Dr. Kemmet makes a bid on a live auction item at one of A Precious Child's signature events.
A Precious Child hosts signature events annually and partners with sponsors and supporters on other events throughout the year. We count on donated auction items for our fundraising efforts. It is an opportunity for donors to get exposure to the hundreds of individuals and businesses at our events. 
Possible auction items include:


 - Donating space at a vacation home and/or timeshare


 - Offering professional services (interior design, consulting services, a commissioned piece of art, etc.)


Any possibilities come to mind? Please click here to fill out this Auction Item Donation Form. Thank you for your generosity!

NEW Foundation Level Partner 
Denver Transit Partners Generously Supports
A Precious Child in 2013
We are excited to announce that Denver Transit Partners (DTP) is a new foundational level sponsor for A Precious Child. DTP has committed to helping us serve more children in need in 2013.
The organization provided a $15,000 sponsorship to A Precious Child and is hosting a coat drive for Swansea Elementary school in downtown Denver to help kickoff our new partnership. A total of 96% of Swansea Elementary students are on the Free or Reduced Lunch program, and there is a huge need for coats and warm winter clothing during the Colorado winter. In addition to the sponsorship, DTP will provide volunteer support and event support for A Precious Child throughout the year.
Click here to learn more about DTP. If you are interested in donating to DTP's coat drive efforts, donations can be made online.
Client Story: Monarch Elementary
Precious Gift Program Brings Joy to a Local Preschool

Monarch Preschool students that received a gift through Precious Gift.
Thanks to our generous supporters, twelve students at Monarch Preschool were a small few of the more than 5,000 children that received gifts through our Precious Gift program during the 2012 holiday season.
Monarch Elementary is in the bottom quartile in Colorado in terms of the number of students on free or reduced lunch. The children would have otherwise been without gifts, and were so excited and thankful to have a present this year!

Spreading Gratitude

Sharing the Thanks We Received from Those
Impacted by Our Precious Gift Program
We have received many Thank Yous from the families of children that received gifts through Precious Gift, and wanted to share a few! Precious Gift is a year-round program, and helps to provide children with gifts on their birthday throughout the year. Gift and monetary donations are welcomed at anytime to help bring joy to a child's life.


A HUGE Thank You to Our Precious Gift Supporters

Sponsors, Collection Sites & Giving Tree Hosts Help Make 2012 Precious Gift Program a Success
The entire A Precious Child staff would like to extend our thanks to those that helped make our Precious Gift the success that it was last month. Our Prese
Volunteers from Joy In Christ sponsored Precious Gift and brought refreshments for distribution day!
nting Sponsor, FlatIron Crossing, hosted a giving tree throughout the holiday season. Another sponsor, Joy In Christ, brought refreshments to our distribution day to add to the joy and celebration that children and volunteers experienced as the gifts were being distributed. Click here to see a complete list of sponsors that helped us to provide more than 5,000 gifts for children in need in Colorado.
Thank you so much for taking the time to care about and support the children in our community in 2012. We look forward to doing more with you in 2013!
A Precious Child Staff

Thank You to Our Foundational Level Sponsors Listed Below: